The following is an excerpt from a devotional guide by Oswald Chambers, My Utmost for His Highest, July 27
“When Jesus drives something home to you through His Word, don’t try to evade it. If you do, you will become a religious imposter. Examine the things you tend simply to shrug your shoulders about, and where you have refused to be obedient, and you will know why you are not growing spiritually. As Jesus said, ‘First … go ….’ Even at the risk of being thought of as fanatical, you must obey what God tells you.”
The sad reality of our day is the predominant display of religious impostors. When Christ Jesus tells us to remain in his teaching, thus proving we are His disciples (John 15:7), and these opportunities are passed off without a seconds thought, then those who profess to be Christian bring open shame to Jesus and His will. These religious impostors diminished the validity of their claim to be Christian.
Currently the media arena is beginning their campaign for everyone to go see a movie six months before it is to come to the theaters. ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ is hardly the kind of presentation Jesus Christ would want His disciples to be exposed to.
I suppose there are some ‘churches’ which might use the movie as a tool to entice people into their group of attendees. I say this because there are some ‘churches’ using worldly music with anti-Christian lyrics to entice people to come to their meeting. The serious disciple could hardly see Jesus attending such presentations. Then why would you expect a disciple of His to go see the show.
What a glorious opportunity for the Christian disciple to take a stand for the Christian lifestyle Jesus wills for us. Our witness to the world has eternal outcomes. It is a matter of grave importance. Therefore we are more than privileged to demonstrate our love for others.
The place of living a disciple of Jesus lifestyle goes far beyond a movie but prayerfully you get the message.
For why be numbered with the religious impostors?
Until Next Time,